Friday, June 25, 2010

Game Recap: SF 5, BOS 4

When Kevin Youkilis hit that monster home run in the first inning, and the far too many Red Sox fans in the stands starting "Youing" him, I really thought that this game was over. Then, in the 2nd inning, the Giants were able to get some hits off Wakefield, and took advantage of some very strange defensive decisions by the Red Sox, which would help them later in the game as well. They tied the game 3-3.

Just when you thought Juan Uribe was going into a slump (.087 avg. in last 7 games), he belted a solo home run down the left field line to give the Giants a 4-3 lead in the third inning. The score would remain like this till the 8th inning, but not without turmoil and turbulence. Jonathan Sanchez, who pitched relatively well after the first inning, was relieved by Sergio Romo in the 6th with 2 runners on. Romo loaded the bases, but was then able to get out of the inning with a strikeout. In the 7th, Vicente Casilla came in, and boy was he wild. After numerous wild pitches and walking the bases loaded, Casilla was able to strike out Victor Martinez to end the inning. Then in the 8th inning, with 2 outs, Bochy brought in Wilson, who immediately put two runner on, before once again ending the inning with a strikeout.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Giants got a crucial 2nd run, thanks to the continuous wild pitching by the Red Sox, and a bad play by Bill Hall. They would need it, because Wilson got 2 quick outs in the 9th, and then proceeded to give up a run and load the bases before getting the final out. The Giants bullpen, despite their problems throwing strikes tonight, managed to cling to the lead and win the game. Wilson and the boys may be wild, but they are wild MEN, and they get out of the trouble they create more often than not.

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